Few territories like that of Castel Giuliano contain so many interesting and surprising aspects. The vast is characterized by the presence of precious natural environments: ” The Lands of the Lake “, a territory of volcanic origin, rich in biodiversity , which has maintained balance between the action of man and the nature.
Between rural landscapes, forest, rivers and lakes you can enjoy an authentic experiences in the open air by foot, on horseback , by bicycle and by boat.
A land rich in history : crossroads for the Etruscans , Romans and noble families who , through the centuries , have left important traces of their passage and whose testimonies can be seen today .
Bracciano, a splendid Italian town situated halfway between Rome and Viterbo, unites the beauty and tranquility of its protected natural endowments with the fascinating, mysterious aspects of its beyond-millenary history. Bracciano is built on a hill above the clear water of Lake Bracciano, a volcanic lake where it is possible to canoe, scuba-dive, sail and much more. Numbered among the attractions and points of interest in Bracciano is the famous Medieval Orsini-Odescalchi Castle. Still furnished as it was in its original heyday, the Castle houses a well-appointed museum in some of its rooms, a collection of armor and weapons from the Middle Ages.
The Historical Museum of the Air Force is located in Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano and between Anguillara. Managed by the Air Force, deals with the structures that were, until 1945, the Experimental Centre for seaplanes and for the equipment ship. The museum, in addition to the aircraft and the engines that represent the evolution of Air Force in Italy, houses important collections related photographic equipment, radio equipment, weapons, equipment of individual and collective board.
Le cascate di Castel Giuliano
Between Castel Giuliano and Cerveteri there’s a dense net of paths that develops around the Fosso of the Mola with moderate differences in altitude, but with very beautiful natural hidden corners
Stigliano Thermal Baths
Recover through the benefits of our thermal water. The spa gardens are an oasis just 50 minutes from Rome and Viterbo. You can stroll leisurely, admire the natural landscape and spend a relaxing day in a pristine environment. The thriving garden is located in the heart of 20 hectares of hills, with 5 thermal springs of water rich in sulfur and iodine (from 36°C to 56°C)
At Olympus Wellness Center you will find a selection of treatments using spa products and natural essences to give you a pleasant sensory experience. In the thermal SPA of Stigliano you can enjoy the full experience of a Roman spa. Inspired by Ancient Rome, the Roman baths include the tepidarium (36°C), calidarium (42°C), frigidarium (waterfall shower, jug with ice), Finnish sauna (70°C), relaxation area with colour therapy, aromatic steam bath (36°C) and waterfall, and the herbal area.
For a complete relax Stigliano offers the possibility of staying at his Grand Hotel: a historic residence built on the ruins of Roman temples,which has been in the hospitality business since the 18th century. The current hotel offers a refined, elegant setting, where the lavish past is beautifully combined with the needs and comforts of the modern world. The furnishings and wall decorations lend Stigliano a sense of charm and a welcoming feeling that is typical of such noble residences.
Monterano Natural Reserve
The protected area includes the remains of the fascinating “dead city” of Monterano, abandoned in the early nineteenth century, on a spur of tuff between Tolfa mountains and Lake Bracciano. The natural environment surrounding the ruins is great beauty of pastures, woods and streams is no accident that the area has hosted the set for famous films set in the past, of Ben-Hur (1959) with Charlton Heston in the cricket Marquis (1981) with Alberto Sordi. The reserve also includes testimonies of Etruscan, gorges and hot springs.
San Liberato botanical park
A real botanical park that contains Canadian maples, Japanese cherries, Spanish firs, liquidambar and Persian perrotias, camphor and tulip trees as well as wild nyssas which in autumn seem to be ablaze.
Villa Farnese di Caprarola
The whole Villa Farnese complex in Caprarola was designed by the architect Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, under commission from Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. There is a close topographic and stylistic relation between the building and its gardens: the “Lower Gardens” and the “Upper Gardens” are part of a single concept,
A wonderful Italian garden, to this day regarded as one of the most beautiful Italian parterres, at the centre of which one finds a huge basin surrounded by a balustrade: a perfectly rectangular space crossed by four avenues and subdivided into twelve aligned parterres, composed of mixed hedges of bay, laurel, and box.
A major centre of Etruscan civilisation that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, the Necropolis stretches for more than two kilometres. This certainly makes it the most imposing in all Etruria and one of the most magnificent monuments of its kind anywhere in the Mediterranean basin. These monumental tombs are located inside tumuli, partly cut into the tufa rock and partly built over it. The purpose of theseedifices was to illustrate the desire of a handful of aristocratic families to make a statement about their wealth and to perpetuate a lifestyle of the highest quality also after death.
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